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New Bat Standard - 2018

Feb 15, 2018 1:10 PM
SBL Executive Board

New Bat Standard - 2018

Parents,

We wanted to inform you of the new Bat Standard for 2018 before you make your next bat purchase.  Developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts, Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball has decided to adopt the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. The new USA Baseball bat standard will allow youth baseball organizations in the United States reach their goal of establishing a wood-like standard, a standard that will provide for the long-term integrity of the game.  The new standard will not have a drop-weight limit, so young players can use bats made with light-weight materials. Believe it or not, safety is not the reason for the change. Youth baseball continues to be one of the safest of all sports for youth participants.  All new bats that bear the USABat licensing mark will be permissible for play in the leagues and tournaments of the participating youth baseball organizations. 

To help in this transition, SBL will purchase new bats for each division.  Please take advantage of Dick’s Sporting Goods SBL Shop Event Weekend and receive 20% throughout the store.  See website, Twitter or Facebook for more details.

Please click on the link below for further information.  If you have any questions please let us know.

https://www.baberuthleague.org/bat-rules.aspx

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